Cottesloe Beach
    1st - 18th March 2019

    Matthew Thorley has been accepted into 15th annual exhibition at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe staged on the beautiful Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia. The exhibition is featured from the sea wall all the way along the sand towards North Cottesloe and on the surrounding grassed areas creating a beautiful sculpture park. Access to Cottesloe Beach can be made from the ramps or stairs at different locations along Marine Parade.

    Choreographed by: Brooke Leeder
    Concept & Sculptural Installation by: Matthew Thorley

    Dec 6th - 9th
    PS Art Space
    22 Pakenham St.

    This performance will merge dancers, space and sound, within an expansive yet intimate environment. An immersive and participatory experience where dance and sculpture collide.

    Brooke Leeder is a Choreographer based in Perth and created her first full length work, Mechanic at PSAS and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Choreography and the Dance Australia Critic’s Choice Award for Mechanic. Brooke’s work delves into form and structure, the interconnection of the dancers bodies and the space. She is interested in durational work, how to play with long, repetitious choreography, setting up systems and patterns, creating hypnotic, mesmerising and highly physical choreography.

  • Matthew Thorley has been awarded the Overall Runner Up Prize at the 2016 Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award (CIAA) for his work Cloud Break.

    The Community Invitation Art Award (CIAA) is a prestigious annual art prize exhibiting three works by up to fifteen professional artists from across Western Australia working in a variety of different media including painting, photography, sculpture and installation.

    A selection panel of art industry professionals selected fifteen artists will exhibit three artworks each as part of the CIAA exhibition in October taking place in Lakeside Joondalup Shopping City.

    Congratulations to the artists selected for the 2016 CIAA:

    Andy Quilty, Anna Sabadini, Anna Richardson, David Brophy, Emma Buswell, Fiona Gavino, Gera Woltjer, Lee Harrop, Lyle Branson, Matthew Thorley, Peggy Griffiths, Rebecca Jensen, Serge Tampalini, Shannon Lyons, Tim Burns.

    In October, the judging panel will award a series of prizes from a pool of $15,000, and the overall winning artwork will become a part of the City of Joondalup Art Collection.

  • Opening: 6 - 8pm Saturday 17th September, 2016.
    Exhibition: 18th September - 2nd October, 2016

    Jo Darbyshire, Lee Harrop, Michael Francas, Matthew Hunt, Caspar Fairhall, Matthew Thorley, Andre Lipscombe, Amanda Alderson, Louise Dickmann, Melanie Dare, Daniel Webster, Michael Doherty, David Brophy, Chris Hopewell, Alex Spremberg, Penny Coss

    Nyisztor Studio combines multiple exhibition venues, curates and hosts exhibitions, provides a support network to its associated artists and houses artist studios.

    Under the direction of Ron Nyisztor, Nyisztor Studio has been operating as an independent artist run initiative since 2006. The aim is to establish regular profiles of associated artists overseas and interstate.

    By providing a hub, Nyisztor Studio supports associated artists, mid career professionals based in Western Australia who share enthusiasm to exhibit in a non-commercial space. Nyisztor Studio also provides a flexible opportunity to emerging and fringe artists.

  • Matthew Thorley has been awarded the First Prize (Acquisitive / Open Category) at the City of Melville Art Awards 2016. The work Built Nostalgic will now be apart of the City of Melville Art Collection.

    Showcasing 280 artworks, the exhibition aims to acknowledge and encourage students, emerging and established visual artists in the community by providing an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the public.

    The City of Melville 2016 Art Awards exhibition will take place from Saturday, 21 May to Sunday, 29 May 2016.

    Each year, prizes are awarded to outstanding works across several categories. This year’s exhibition will mark the 40th anniversary of the City of Melville Art Awards with a $14,000 prize pool.



    Curated by Tom Mùller

    Opening: Friday 27 May 2016, 6.30pm
    Exhibition: 28 May - 11 June 2016, Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm

    A group exhibition exploring the spatial illusion of geometry through the use of site specific light installation, trompe l’oeil interventions, and two dimensional surface treatment. By defying gravity, subverting representation, and by immersing the viewer in a world of mirages and illusions Fata Morgana pays homage to the natural phenomenon of the same name.